Mamelodi Sundown’s assistant manager Rulani Mokwena says his site claimed that DStv Premiership Trophy through hard work and getting the right results, not reputation.
On Wednesday, the Downs became champions for the fifth consecutive season after beating Cape Town City FC 0-0. On Saturday night they reached the final of the Nedbank Cup after beating Royal AM 2-1 at Chatsworth Stadium.
Mokwena admitted her priority this season had been above all winning the CAF Champions League as the club had won the league title four times in a row.
“The reality is we wanted to win the CAF Champions League first and that’s where we should start, but it’s important to understand that you don’t win a league title just because you’ve won it four times before or just because you are. I won the previous one,” Mokwena told the club’s website.
“You win it because you’ve earned it in 30 games in the season, there’s no league title that a team plays in and for some weird reason they win the league title because of reputation and name, there’s work that’s done needs to be, it takes a lot of consistency.”
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Their win over Royal AM, set up by goals from Aubrey Modiba and Pavol Safranko, put them on course for a treble after already winning the league title and the MTN8 Cup.
“Sometimes in a cup game you have four or five games and you may not play as well as you can but you strive for the result and sometimes you need a bit of luck for that. You won the championship. You won’t win too many games if you don’t do your best consistently,” added Mokwena.
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Hard work, not reputation, wins titles, says Downs’ Rulani Mokwena
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